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Not much to say about this.
Just some basic tips and tricks for flawless interaction on DeviantArt Nod 


Watching

Do
:bulletyellow: Watch people when you honestly find them interesting.
:bulletyellow: Watch your friends, even if they don't have amazing art. It helps you stay updated with their progress.
:bulletyellow: Watch groups. They'll offer you a fine selection of art you're interested in, and will help you discover new (interesting) artists.
:bulletyellow: Check the faves of people you watch. As you like their work, you might have similar tastes in art. Checking their faves might help you find cool art.
:bulletyellow: Recommend art from people that you watch for a Daily Deviation (if good art, of course).

Don't
:bulletyellow: Uncheck all boxes when watching. There's nothing more disappointing than an empty watch.
:bulletyellow: Just watch people for points. It's lame.
:bulletyellow: Watch people for a watch-back. Many people don't do those. You'll only end up disappointed.


Commenting on profiles

Do
:bulletorange: Thank people for watching/faving you. It's not obliged, but it helps you to meet new people and stay in touch with your fans.
:bulletorange: Comment on the page of someone you watch. People love to hear what you like about their work.
:bulletorange: Post a few kind words on the page of a random stranger whose work you like. You might make a new friend.
:bulletorange: Comment either in English or the user's native language (if he displays his location). There's a big chance he doesn't know other languages.
:bulletorange: Spell check your messages before sending them. A readable message is one that people are more likely to reply to.

Don't
:bulletorange: Ask people to watch you. It's annoying. Many people don't do this anyway.
:bulletorange: Ask people for points. It's the DA equivalent of being a beggar. You don't want to be one. 
:bulletorange: Spam people with your contest/group/facebook page or whatever. If you have something to promote, do it in your signature. 
:bulletorange: Send messages that include "send this to a x-number of your friends". It's annoying.


Commenting on artwork

Do
:bulletred: Read the description underneath the artwork. So you can understand what the artist meant with this work
:bulletred: Encourage the artist
:bulletred: Tell them what you like about the artwork
:bulletred: Balance your critiques. Even if you don't like a work, make sure to highlight the positive aspects as well as the negative ones.
:bulletred: Shut up if you haven't got anything nice to say. 

Don't 
:bulletred: Tell people "this reminds me of character-X from show-Y". It comes across as if the artist stole the idea from a certain show. Not very nice.
:bulletred: Tell people "this looks like character-X" and insist on it. Character designs have only so much variation. It's possible that characters with similar haircolor/haircuts look alike. That doesn't mean the artist stole the idea.
:bulletred: Tell people "you've copied this from artist-X". It's an accusation. It's impolite. Especially when you have no solid proof (as in; the original work or an exact photoshop overlay)
:bulletred: Post a comment that's all negative. It feels like you attack the artist. 


Private messages

Do
:bulletpink: Send a private message if your message is either too long or too personal to post on someone's profile

Don't
:bulletpink: Randomly spam strangers with your artwork/group/whatever via private message. It's spam and it's annoying
:bulletpink: Gossip about other people


Journals

Do
:bulletpurple: Post encouraging words towards fellow artists
:bulletpurple: Share art tutorials / art books / art related websites
:bulletpurple: Feature work you like
:bulletpurple: Feature work from friends that need more exposure

Don't
:bulletpurple: Post things that are too personal. DeviantArt is an open website. Everyone can read your journals, including your boss or your parents.
:bulletpurple: Complain about another DeviantArt user. Other people have nothing to do with your problems.
:bulletpurple: Be too strong in your opinions. Stating you 'hate' a certain fandom is never a wise idea, unless you want angry mobs harassing your comment section.
:bulletpurple: Be a chronic complainer. People hate them.


Forum

Do
:bulletblue: Ask questions. Be elaborate. The better you describe the problem, the better the answers will be.
:bulletblue: Use the search function to check if there's already a topic about your problem/question.

Don't 
:bulletblue: Complain outside the complaints-forum. People will mock you.
:bulletblue: Post links in the thumbshare forum. It's for THUMBNAILS. Not for links.
:bulletblue: Spam your work everywhere. There's a thumbshare forum where you can show your work.
:bulletblue: Feed the trolls. Some people's only purpose is to get other people angry. Don't let them get you.


Artwork

Do
:bulletgreen: Add a description. People want to know what it's about.
:bulletgreen: Add the material used/time spend in the descriptions. This will prevent people from asking.
:bulletgreen: Credit the people whose stock material you used (stock rules differ per person. Make sure to read the stock artist's policy)
:bulletgreen: Submit your works to groups. It'll lead to more exposure.
:bulletgreen: If you make art for someone, tag this person. By doing so this person will automatically receive your artwork in his inbox.
:bulletgreen: Add a mature content tag if it includes strong violence or nudity

Don't
:bulletgreen: Post every random doodle. Quality over quantity will make your watchers stay.
:bulletgreen: Make hate art. If you hate a person/fandom, just let it be.


Replying to people

Do
:bulletblack: Reply if someone took the effort to write you a message (unless it's a simple "Thank you" -- those are impossible to reply to)
:bulletblack: Block people and report them to the staff if they're repeatedly mean to you. It's better than fighting back.

Don't
:bulletblack: Fuss about grammar. Not everybody has English as a native language here. It takes some of us a whole lot of effort to write a message in it.
:bulletblack: Gossip about other people. People will be notified when you tag them. They will read it. Public comments will be spread fast. There's nothing as fast as the internet.
:bulletblack: Be an ass


Anastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by GingerAll Grown UpSquirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.

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Anyone who has been an internet user for a period of time should know that drama is one of the hallmarks of the absolutely wonderful technology that allows us to be connected 24/7. It's like glitter, one moment all you see is just a fleck of it then suddenly, it's everywhere. DeviantArt is chock full of massive amounts of it (drama, not glitter!) at any given time, so let's talk about what you need to know to avoid it (aaaand what to do if you find yourself in it)!

:bulletred: I just caused the argument because... I wanted to get more pageviews, I wanted to be popular, for the lulz, I was bored

 

Girl, bye.

:bulletred: I ALWAYS have to reply

If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, even if that opinion is not popular or similar to yours. So for the purposes of example (since we are visual people) here's a hypothetical comment thread:
  • Commenter: No offense, but I think this artwork sucks.
Now, let's assume that you like the artwork, or even worse, it's yours. What would be the proper response?
  • #1. I've looked at your gallery, and you can't do any better so ha! Your artwork sucks!one111!!!
  • #2. Why don't you like it?
  • #3. Nothing. You hit the red 'x' and ignored the comment entirely. 
It will be extremely tempting, but responding with #1 is not the way to go. Mainly because you would be inciting a fight, and starting dArama. If you select #2, proceed cautiously. Though initially harmless, it could lead to issues you weren't prepared to deal with, especially if the artwork was not yours. Let me quickly segue into the subject of white-knights for a moment. I've seen some things written recently about white-knights, and why they are harmful, and I think it's worth clearing up the apparent confusion as to exactly what they even are. 

A white-knight is not someone who defends another person regardless of what the argument or issue is. If you even knew your internet history at all you'd know a white-knight is a (scummy) boy standing up for a girl online he has feelings for with the hopes of "favors" in return. How it has mutated to what people now think of it as an annoying 13 year old Belieber (or that 'leave Britney alone' guy) is far beyond me. A white-knight is not a troll, or any of the above. In fact this person can actually bring a little bit of clarity and common sense to a troll off. It's not pointing out facts or even blind defense. Anyone who blindly defends something (or someone) is an idiot, not a white-knight. Please stop confusing them :XD:
Let's review. THIS...
NOT THIS. Got it?
Ok, now that that's out of the way, let's discuss option #3, non-engagement. Option #3 is your honest to goodness, foolproof way to avoid getting into what might become a mucky situation. Some comments truly aren't worth you replying to, so don't give them your time or effort honey!
You are not required to reply to any comment that you do not want to. Plain and simple. 

:bulletred: This person is WRONG and I can PROVE it!

Congratulations, you have logically indisputable, irrefutable facts about a subject either from personal knowledge, actual study, or a quick Google search. Is it truly necessary to go out of your way to prove it to others? I'll save you some time: no. The reason why? It's quite simple, changing what people believe is harder than trying to wash a cat. I'm not saying bringing a little knowledge into a conversation isn't important, of course it is! But this is about who to even bother imparting that knowledge onto. Let's go back to the previous hypothetical comment thread and let's say you decided to go with #2 as an initial response:

Commenter: It sucks because anime sucks! The anatomy is all wrong, just look at how huge that head is! Weeaboos are lame! You're one of them aren't you?

Well that wasn't very nice! Let's see what your response options are: 
  • #1. Is that so? Your artwork looks like trash! How dare you assume things about me?!
  • #2. Actually, it's called stylization. Western cartoons are stylized too, just in different ways.
  • #3. Nothing. You hit the red 'x' and ignored the comment entirely. 
Soooo, #1 is a definite no-no. You've just come down to their level and lost a little dignity while you were at it :no:
#2 is good, you presented fact. If you go with #2, don't leave it open ended. A statement of fact (in a condescending manner) can often shut down an unkind commenter. Never use insults of intelligence or name calling, it totally cancels out whatever you said beforehand. 
#3 Once again, will free you from any further issues with that person in that comment thread. 
Don't feed the trolls guys, really.


:bulletred:What if I'm being harassed?


Just imagine this is on the other side of the screen
Regardless of your views on 'cyber-bullying's' legitimacy, harassment via the internet is 100% real. Because of the anonymity of the internet crowd mentality can come into effect swiftly and with little warning. There are several actions that you should take, and the first one is blocking.Don't know how you say? How to Block Someone on DA by wondermanrules
There's a false notion going around that blocking someone means that you are somehow inferior at arguing, 'butthurt,' or you want to get the last word in. No, no, and no. There's also an incorrect notion that blocking is the Help Desk's lazy way of avoiding doing their jobs. Again, no. Blocking someone from interacting with you is a prime way to avoid dArama, never be too intimidated to use the feature. How do I know it works? Well, at one point I was being harassed by not just one person, but a group of people plus whoever decided to jump on their demented bandwagon. I had to block nearly one hundred deviants at one point. Very time consuming, but entirely worth it. 

The second thing you can do if you are being harassed is to hide comments. Again, this is not some snarky method of communication, rather a way to stop the spinning wheel that is dArama. Don't know how to hide comments you say?
How To Hide Comments by Sparky-the-Scraggy
Both methods of blocking can easily end any amount of harassment you are receiving. Most unfavorable interactions can be remedied with those steps, however things can get spectacularly nasty at times and that is when you need to contact the Help Desk. 

Before I walk you through that step, let's go over what you can and cannot submit to the Help Desk as an Abuse Report:
  • Do: Report excessive amounts of racial, ethnic, homophobic, bigoted slurs, personal threats, & extreme language.
  • Do: Report someone who has made alternate accounts, or is having a friend continue harassment on their behalf. 
  • Do: Report account hacking or evidenced spying.
  • Do: Report forum threads that are not following the rules.
  • Do Not: Report someone after a simple disagreement.
  • Do Not: Report someone for stealing someone else's artwork (there is a separate method for that).
  • Do not: Report someone for calling you stupid, or any other childish name that could be remedied by blocking. 
  • Do not: Submit screenshots as evidence, they cannot and will not be considered in your case. 
Consult the following FAQs for info on what is considered 'abusive' language and behavior:   
So, let's say things are very bad. The person harassing you is using extreme language, has threatened you and has sent other people after you (or is making alternate accounts to continue harassment). This is a case to submit as an Abuse Report. When you submit your report you need to have the following things:
  1. The username of person you are reporting.
  2. Links to comments that support your allegations. No need to 'unhide' them, moderators will still be able to see the conversation. 
  3. A concise outline of the complaint.
  4. Block all parties involved.
  5. Be patient. It may take the Help Desk time to get to your complaint depending on the seriousness of the situation.

WARNING - Please read

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:08 AM

If you take commissions or make adopts please do not let the users Pixlett or ToxicMutagen buy from you. They will pay after a few days, BUT they will issue a credit card chargeback on the purchase. (They "share" a Paypal name/email, so I am suspicious that it is just the same person who moved accounts)




I'm now in the negatives in Paypal due to the chargebacks, and sadly Paypal does NOT cover digital goods (including art) so I won't be getting this money back.
They are doing this to other users/my dA friends as well.
Here's just 3 of the chargebacks they sent me to show as proof. (They have spent thousands on my art, their paypal email is jacobredarcanine@gmail.com)
Screenshot (190) by witchpaws


As you can see, I tried to provide evidence for one of them (still have many to go through)



Anyways, as this is a clear breach of my Terms of Service, I'm reclaiming ALL of their Sushi Dogs + an adopt that they purchased made by myself and Kawiku.

So yeah, please be safe guys. Being a digital artist is risky business, and it's sad that people go so low as to do things like this to hardworking people. And it's even more unfortunate that Paypal does not recognize our jobs as eligible for protection /:

UPDATE: I have contacted Paypal customer support over the phone. I have written up a large statement explaining the situation, as well as providing screenshots proving the purchase.
The guy on the other end told me that this was enough information to bring forth the case to Pixlett's credit card company.
He said that showing that I sent the product directly to Pixlett via Notes will hopefully show that they have already received the product, and therefore the Chargeback is invalid.
BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEES -- crossing my fingers!


IF YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY PIXLETT, PLEASE. CALL. PAYPAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND SHOW THEM EVIDENCE
The more we bring this user to notice, the better our chances of getting our money back!



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I was
arrested  and interrogated in Hong Kong!

:faint:

(Flying to New Zealand out of Korea for a
 "Weta Workshop" show I was apart of,)

  I was gifted a beautiful bow by the Charmin of Korea
and I had just the bow (no string and no arrows)

as a
carry on.  It went through the Korea
customs just
fine and it wasn't until I flew into Hong

Kong and went through their
transfers
A stern looking
Asian lady with short chopped hair

grabbed the
case the bow was in and demands 

 

"What is this!?"

 

 I reply "Oh, this was just a gift, a
bow without arrows or string." 

 

She calls over some other people
and they talk amongst themselves
in their own
language

 

"We've called the police.  They will
be here shortly."  They escort me
aside and sat me down. 

When the first
policemen arrives
he is a stern looking Asian
man and
non of them
speak

English well at all.    I try to explain
to him that it was a
gift and I didn't
know bows were not

allowed in Hong Kong and that if it

was any
trouble at all, I would be ok to leave it there

behind with them.  I say very calmly
and as sweetly as I can.   He angrily shushes me and

starts to take pictures of the bow and writing
things down. 

(Apparently they
thought I was going
to pull out a
rubberband and some pencils

from my
purse and go "Katniss" on everyone.) 
 He then comes over to me

and says something stern.  I didn't
understand
a word he was saying his Asian accent

was too heavy.  I tried to explain I couldn't
understand his accent.  This angers him

and he begins yelling right up into my
face
like you see on those intense interrogation

films. (Like I was going to
understand better
now that he was yelling) 

Asking what was my
occupation

 

I said calmly "I'm an artist."

 

  "An ARCHER!?" He yells.

 

 I sweetly replay "No I work with clay" 
I then write down "Clay and Artist" So he could

understand what I was saying.  He seemed satisfied
with the
answer.   

 

  He then starts explaining (all interrogative like
and still yelling) something else and

he had to
repeat himself over and over so he got
angrier and angrier.  "Bows are illegal

here, only two things will
happen to you now. 
You will ether be
arrested and taken to

Hong Kong
prison.   Or you will be arrested
and taken to Hong Kong
prison held on trail

and be
fined a lot of money!  Ether way you
are not
leaving Hong Kong!"   

(He says all this right up yelling in my
face
I stayed completely calm and
absolutely

sweet and the picture of innocents the entire time. 
If I was going to jai, I had might as well go with
grace and dignity.
  (While also
praying hard that I'd stay that way)  

Now that I had the
basic idea of the point he was
trying to say in English, everything else

he said that I didn't
understand at all, I just
politely nodded and said an occasional

"Ok,--- ah, I
understand, --oh I'm sorry I
didn't know, it was just a
gift."   Then gradually he

started to calm down.  If I were to get upset too,
or showed any sign that I was even slightly

afraid or
nervous.  It would have escalated the
situation.  People mirror your emotions I noticed

that while
giving tours and speeches.  If you are
upset, they are upset, If you are calm happy,

they are calm and
happy.  

 

  I then catch the last part he's saying,
"I will now
decide which of the options I will

send you on."   I reply sweetly with a nod, "Ok." 
More policemen showed up around 8

of them now.  They then talked amongst
themselves for a long time in their own language.  

They all first looked at the bow, all sternly.
  Then when they turned to look at the culprit,

deadly criminal, sitting there all innocently.
  Some of their stern expressions broke and

some even smiled!  They talked some more
and one of the Hong Kong airport custom

workers who was a young Asian man about
my age and was also filling out my papers

of "being legal."   He leans over to me and says
"Don't be nervous, it's going to be alright."  

 

 The first policeman who was first interrogating
me approaches me again and says. 

"You know what?  I am not legally supposed
to do this, but  I've decided I want to
let you go on you way.  You can even have


your bow but it wont make it any farther
then here.  If you still would like it, you have

two weeks to come back to Hong Kong and
mail it to yourself in a package.  

Have a nice day."  I stood up and bowed the
traditional Asian way in thanks and got to my
next flight just in the nick of time!

 



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"The Wandering Woods!"

Is my next fantasy sculpture
based
illustration book
project I have been working on with
collaborator Johnny Fraser-Allen at
"Weta Workshop".

Here is the new Facebook page for
"The Wandering Woods"
with some exciting sneak peaks
of what we are up to! Get on board

to follow our show in Korea where
we will be producing all sorts
of
merchandise and helping raise
money for the young victims
of the
Korean Ferry tragedy.
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COMMISSIONS CLOSED!

Indefinitely due to daily mass demand,
available only through weekly eBay
Auction Adoptions
as one of a kind
originals.

 

There are thousands upon thousands of wonderful 
messages from all of you that I have been reading
through daily!  I am humbled and greatly appreciate
your kind wonderful comments and
support.  I'm so
happy you enjoy the creatures and take the time to post
on my page!  Unfortunately I cannot possibly
answer
so many responses but want to thank all of you for
all of the kind
words.  Just know that I try to read
every
single one of them. To see so many of you
that enjoy my
work makes my heart soar! :tighthug:



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Journal Entry: Sun Jul 27, 2014, 9:37 PM
Hello~ :wave:
Its been quite awhile since I upload anything. Due to no Internet connection ><
So here I am. Fine, healthy,.. (like anyone would care :lol:)

So, the title says it all!
My first PM giveaway xp


Prizes:
1st- 1 Month PM 
2nd- 200:points:
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4th- 100:points:


Rules:
:bulletpink: :+fav: this journal
:bulletpink: That's all!

(optional):bulletgreen: watch me/llama me / advertise this journal

Winners will be announced by 10th of August using Random.org

Goodluck and tq  for reading! :heart:


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*Ahem* Another giveaway! 800 points!

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 3:00 AM
HELLO, I AM BACK FROM EGYPT WITH A TAN AND CORAL BURNS AND AN OPEN WATER DIVE QUALIFICATION. YEAH!
And also, collectively, 37 bites on my legs... I forgot that flies hide under the sand at night. /cries/
Some people have asked where I've been, I've been in Sharm El Sheik for the past fortnight! I have loads of pictures!

And I'm in an awesome mood, so, it's time for another of
Koi-San's
super awesome amazing
 giveaways!


The draw: 800:points:!

The rules are the same as last time! ~

  • Fave this journal, otherwise you won't get a number!
  • Watch me please! You can be an existing or new watcher!
  • That's it really!! Heart You could make a journal but it's not a rule, so you don't have to!!

I will double the prize draw if 500 people participate ~

First: 400:points:
Second: 200:points:
Third: 100:points:
Fourth: 100:points:

The winners will be selected via a random number generator ~

I'll just copy and paste from the previous giveaway journal to explain how this works:

The reason why I want you to fave this is that if you click on faves [there's that number, for example, Favourites  52  [who?] ] if you click on who a whole bunch of people will come up, and they'll all have numbers next to them! If you fave this, then your name and number will be there!!
Sorry, that doesn't make much sense, I'm terrible at explaining things!!
Oh yeah, don't look for your name and assume that, say, 15 is your number because for some reason they get muddled around... But they'll remain stationary when I do the draw XD

The draw will be held on 11th August 2014!

Good luck! Thanks for participating!

My adopt account: Natoruki :iconnatoruki:
My Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCu5tS…
My PaigeeWorld: www.paigeeworld.com/u/natoruki
My Facebook: www.facebook.com/koikii?ref=hl

My Gallery: koikii.deviantart.com/gallery/

Oh yes, another random piece of random information; I've created two more OCs and about 7 more adopts!




Batgirl of Burnside by dCTb


DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!

Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot! 
Batgirl Promo Poster! by babsdraws

Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art! 

Batgirl Justice Magazine by Artgerm
Batgirl of Burnside by dCTb
Batgirl by Toonikun


Batgirl by Mikuloctopus
The New Batgirl by Hedrick-CS

New Batgirl! by mikemaihack

BatGirl by MatoelGrande
Batgirl redesign by pardoart
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio


New Batgirl by Robaato

Batgirl by bear65
Batgirl 2014 by eko999
Batgirl by cherlye
New Batgirl! by jakecastorena
Batgirl by KikaiSaigono
New Batgirl by ajinda
Batgirl by Lun-acy
Quick Batgirl by ParisAlleyne
The new Batgirl by Josh-Ulrich
batgirl by Zeablast
Batgirl II by samanthadoodles
Batgirl 7 14 by coreylandis
Batgirl #2 by hatoola13BATGIRL by AndrewSketches
Batgirl (Sketch Dailies) by patrickianmoss
Batgirl's New Duds by StudioBueno
Batgirl Fan Art by armandoleon
Batgirl sketch by Igloinor
Batgirl new costume Sketch Dailies by ArtistAbe Batgirl by bbrunoliveira
Batgirl 2 - The Redesign by skyscraper48
All New Batgirl by javman
New Batgirl Fan Art by allengeneta
Batgirl of Burnside by HectorBarrientos
Batgirl by TomMartinArt
Batgirl by PheonixGamma
BATGIRL by flavataste
Batgirl by teshawndwyer
NEW Batgirl by Y0KO
Na Na Na Na Batgirl! by XanderComicsInc
Batgirl for Aidenke by MaHenBu

What teenage girl is complete without a signature selfie? 


Batgirl redesign 2014 by LordWilhelm
Selfie by MaHenBu
New additions:
New Batgirl by Bostonology
Read more about DC Comics'  Batgirl here
MTV: Babs, what’s it been like jumping into the team?
Babs Tarr: The whole thing has been pretty surreal! I was surprised, as a newcomer, at how super welcoming and collaborative everyone has been! Being approached to do “Batgirl” and being met with such open arms toward my art style and ideas has just been beyond my wildest imagination. “Batgirl” will be my first comic, and I could not be more honored and excited about the challenge! I am excited to draw Cameron and Brenden’s “Batgirl!” The story so far is right up my alley. I know I have big shoes to fill but I am up for the challenge!


What do you think of Batgirl's redesign? Link me to more Batgirl fan art in the comments below!

Skin by Dan Leveille